KUALA LUMPUR: It is not uncommon for airlines to exceed the credit term facility extension given to them.
In saying this, Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad (MAHB) informed that their standard operating procedure (SOP) for the collection of passenger service charge (PSC) or airport tax is to extend a 30-day credit term facility to all their partner airlines.
“Malaysia Airports continually strives to maintain its good relationship with all our airline partners and part of this is ensuring that we treat them equally,” MAHB told Malaysia Outlook in a statement today.
MAHB added that while some may exceed the period given, they continuously monitor the late payments and engage closely with the airlines to resolve such issues.
“This may include identifying and resolving any arising matters with regards to payment details.”
MAHB said this in response to a question on the terms of Malindo Air’s agreement with them with regards to the time frame given for the airline to pay its airport tax.
Malindo Air made headlines recently after it was reported that they had not paid their airport tax for 2017, amounting to some RM70 million.
In the latest development, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said MAHB has been directed to investigate the matter. – MO